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07/15/2003

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Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Sister's Crusade Draws World Attention

Gripping a plastic bag full of copies of her petitions for mercy and the official refusals -- an archive of her fight to save her brother's life -- Dilobar Khudayberganov spends her days camping on the doorsteps of legal offices.

Liberians: 'We Are Not Another Somalia'

Liberia is about as far as you can get from Somalia and still be in Africa. But mention peacekeeping, Americans and Mogadishu, the Somali capital, in the same sentence and ordinary Liberians smile ruefully.

Rumsfeld: More Troops May Be Needed in Iraq

It could be a long, hot and deadly summer for U.S. forces in Iraq, who may soon face increased attacks, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said.

Middle East Truce Is Still Fragile

Representatives of Palestinian prisoners jailed by Israel called for the release of an Israeli taxi driver feared kidnapped by militants, a gesture that could help shore up fragile peace moves.

New York Bastille Day Flops

Despite Bastille Day celebrations taking place in New York on Sunday, and French music and delicacies being abundant, the French themselves seemed to be noticeably absent from them.

Media Moguls Talk Shop in Sun Valley

Like a gaggle of migratory birds, dozens of private jets return each July to the tiny airport in nearby Hailey, Idaho.

Investors Weigh Junk Food Assets

Some ""socially responsible"" investors who avoid putting their money in companies that make weapons, cigarettes or beer are pondering whether to take a tougher stance on makers of fat-laden, high-sugar foods.

Lufthansa Flirts With Ailing Swiss

Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., the national carrier that is struggling to survive, is holding talks with rivals about closer ties that include a possible merger, a spokesman said Sunday.

Chinese Tycoon Gets 18 Years

A flower magnate once ranked by Forbes magazine as China's second-richest businessman was convicted of fraud and bribery and sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison, an assistant to his attorney said.

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